Monday, August 11, 2008

Saint-Romain 2005, Alain Gras

The high hills of Saint-Romain typically favour chardonnay over pinot wines as the former ripen faster and earlier than the latter. This pinot just edges over the line in terms of ripeness, even in the sunny 2005 vintage. The bright pinkish red colour announces a nostrilful of bing cherry, red currant and giant rhubarb. Bright red berry fruit, fresh and a chalky texture on the palate. This is a well-made wine perfect to light up a damp August night in London!

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